Spring Telescope Meeting 2009

May 22 to 23, 2009, 27 photos.

Iphone Water Level: Abusing the iPhone as water bubble level for setting up a tripod. How precise is it? Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/8.0, 85 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 17:32:08

AOK 110mm Kutter Schiefspiegler: My 110 mm Kutter Schiefspiegler made by Astro Optik Kohler (AOK) on a Vixen GP-D2 equatorial mount. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/1600 s, F/5.0, 85 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 17:53:01

Orion: A small Orion spotting scope on a tripod. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/1250 s, F/4.5, 85 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 17:53:19

Celestron: A Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a computerized altazimuth mount. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/1250 s, F/4.5, 85 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 17:54:09

Celestron: A Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a computerized altazimuth mount. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/1250 s, F/4.5, 85 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 17:54:29

Dobsonian: A pretty selfmade dobsonian. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 85 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 18:26:43

Stargazers around Tripod: Stargazers are gathering around a tripod and looking at an equatorial mount. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 19:12:07

Dobsonian: A pretty selfmade dobsonian. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 19:12:15

Stargazers unpacking: Stargazers are setting up their telescopes to let them cool down and adapt to the environmental temperature when it's getting dark. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 19:15:01

Refractor: A pretty refractor from Takahashi. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 19:22:37

Dinner: Eating and talking during dinner time in the mountain restaurant. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 50 mm, ISO 800, Friday, May 22, 2009 19:44:32

Dinner: Eating and talking during dinner time in the mountain restaurant. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 50 mm, ISO 1600, Friday, May 22, 2009 20:44:30

Photo: Eating and talking during dinner time in the mountain restaurant. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 50 mm, ISO 6400, Friday, May 22, 2009 20:46:46

Regular's Table: Eating and talking during dinner time in the mountain restaurant. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 50 mm, ISO 1600, Friday, May 22, 2009 20:47:14

Information Exchange: Eating and talking during dinner time in the mountain restaurant. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 50 mm, ISO 1600, Friday, May 22, 2009 20:49:33

Taking Pictures: Eating and talking during dinner time in the mountain restaurant. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/3.2, 50 mm, ISO 1600, Friday, May 22, 2009 20:51:27

Dobsonian and Newtonian: Two newtonians of different constructions. In the front a Dobsonian and in the back a classic Newtonian tube on an equatorial mount. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/10 s, F/4.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 21:33:29

Tripod: A big wooden tripod vor a long refractor. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/20 s, F/4.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 21:33:57

Bicycles: Two mountain bikes on the roof of a car. The area around Ahornalp is also a pretty site for biking. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/3.2, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 21:35:47

Bazooka: This is not a bazooka. It's a Newtonian telescope with a long focal length. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/3.2, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 21:36:57

Frefractor: Carrying a long tube of a refractor, ideal for observing the planets, small bright nebulas and star clusters. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/3.2, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 21:37:32

Dobsonian: A pretty selfmade dobsonian. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/3.5, 50 mm, ISO 400, Friday, May 22, 2009 21:39:22

Circumpolar Stars: This picture of circumpolar stars is made of 112 single exposures with an interval of 40 seconds and exosure time of 30 seconds. The lower part is used for creating a timelapse. I just realized later that there are no standard movie formats in portrait aspect ratio. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 30 s, F/4.0, 19 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, May 23, 2009 00:37:05

Warming Up: Warming up while the restaurant is still open. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/2.8, 32 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, May 23, 2009 00:43:31

Chris B: Portrait of Chris B. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, May 23, 2009 17:49:41

Bernd N: Portrait of Bernd N. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 50 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, May 23, 2009 18:32:47

Beat F: Portrait of Beat F. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, May 23, 2009 18:42:41